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Sarrail, Castillo & Hall, LLP

Sarrail, Castillo & Hall, LLP

About this firm

Sarrail, Castillo & Hall, LLP is a Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers Firm.

Sarrail, Castillo & Hall, LLP emphasizes the aggressive defense and successful trial of cases. If a new file is not susceptible to early resolution, it is prepared for successful disposition at trial. We recognize the necessity for thorough competent trial preparation and appreciate the high cost of litigation. We advocate the use of summary proceedings when there is a probable chance of success. Discovery tools are used in preparation for trial and not to complicate or prolong litigation. Paralegals and investigators are used whenever practical to defray legal costs.

The firm proactively assists the insurance industry in avoiding claims and exposure to bad faith by offering instructions, seminars, and publications in proper claims handling procedures. Insurance coverage analysis, bad faith defense and appellate work are areas of expertise offered to insurance carriers, as well.

The industry has also retained the firm as national/regional, state and local counsel in such matters as albuteral, fen/phen and latex. While located primarily in Northern California, the firm has branch offices to efficiently and cost-effectively handle litigation throughout California.

The firm takes pride in its superior work product, ethical responsibilities, and client input to achieve client satisfaction. Listing of the firm also appears in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose offices by appointment.

Locations (1)

Areas of Practice (31)

Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Emphasis On All Aspects Of Insurance Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Elder Abuse
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect
  • Construction Defects
  • Products Liability
  • Drug Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Accidents
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Bus Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Head Injury
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Slip and Fall
  • Spinal Injury
  • Subway Accidents
  • Whiplash
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Wrongful Death

People (4)

  • James A. Sarrail
  • Managing Partner
  • Burlingame, CA
  • Civil Practice, General Liability, Insurance Defense, Insurance Bad Faith, Disability Insurance, Per...
  • Peer Reviews
    5.0/5.0
  • Client Reviews
    100% Recommended 2 Reviews
  • Monica Castillo
  • Partner
  • Burlingame, CA
  • Elder Abuse, Business Litigation, Construction Defects, Contracts, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, I...
  • Peer Reviews
    5.0/5.0 1 Review
  • Client Reviews
    100% Recommended 4 Reviews
  • Jonathan S. Larsen
  • Partner
  • Burlingame, CA
  • Insurance Coverage, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense, Business Fraud, Business Formation, Busi...
  • Peer Reviews
    No Reviews
  • Client Reviews
    No Reviews
  • Ivanka F. Ackbari
  • Associate
  • Burlingame, CA
  • Insurance Defense, Litigation, Disabled Access, Housing Law, Americans with Disabilities Act, Elder ...
  • Peer Reviews
    No Reviews
  • Client Reviews
    No Reviews

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 1 review
  • Legal Knowledge

    5.0/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    5.0/5.0
  • Judgment

    5.0/5.0
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0

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Client Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 7 reviews
  • 100% client recommended 7 recommendations
  • Communication

    4.7/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    4.4/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    4.7/5.0
  • Value for Money

    4.7/5.0
  • James A. Sarrail Read all 2 reviews

    5.0/5.0 on 05/08/11

    James Sarrail has excellent communication skills, which he used to help me understand all the facets of our case. I am also extremely confident in hi... Read more

    James Sarrail has excellent communication skills, which he used to help me understand all the facets of our case. I am also extremely confident in his technical abilities and knowledge of the law, which he demonstrated through out this entire process. I also felt extremely comfortable in his presence and that I was well represented by Jim, especially during a deposition or court hearing.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0

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  • Monica Castillo Read all 4 reviews

    5.0/5.0 on 10/12/09

    Very competent attorney Read more

    Very competent attorney

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0

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  • Sarrail Castillo Hall Llp

    4.0/5.0 on 10/21/09

    Jim Sarrail and his firm are capable attorneys who are formidable in the court room. They bring a great deal of knowledge to the table and aggressively defend cases. Read more

    Jim Sarrail and his firm are capable attorneys who are formidable in the court room. They bring a great deal of knowledge to the table and aggressively defend cases.

    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      4.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      4.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      4.0/5.0

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Diversity

Sarrail, Castillo & Hall, LLP, is committed to fostering diversity and equal opportunity in the practice of law. Diversity builds on Sarrail, Castillo & Hall's long history of collegiality and respect for the individuality of our attorneys and staff. We recognize our employees' differences - diversity encompasses race, gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status and a wealth of other factors that make up our Firm and our clients.

Our leadership sets the tone for creating and sustaining a diverse workplace. The Sarrail, Castillo & Hall culture is collegial, team-oriented and balanced. Besides being an outstanding law firm, we are also parents, Scout leaders, sports enthusiasts and participants, travel buffs, photographers, patrons of the arts and active members of our faith communities. 

Our clients receive better legal services because of our commitment to diversity. We invite all of our clients and potential clients to join us in our celebration of diversity and equal opportunity.

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Bar Register Practice Areas

Bar Register Practice Areas

Insurance Defense
Civil Trial Practice

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